Former WWE superstar turned mixed martial artist, Bobby Lashley, has agreed to meet up with former NFL defensive lineman, Marcus Jones, at XFC‘s “Regional Conflict” show. The event is set to take place on April 25 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and will be the first XFC card to be broadcast on HDNet.
The bout was confirmed in a report by MMAjunkie.com citing sources close to Lashley, after a previous report of the match ups possibility by Yahoo Sports’ Dave Meltzer.
Lashley made his professional mixed martial arts debut in December of 2008 when he stopped Joshua Franklin by TKO only 41 seconds into their bout that took place at the MFA: There Will Be Blood card. His second appearance in MMA came just a week ago when the massive heavyweight was able to thoroughly control Jason Guida en route to a unanimous decision victory at the hybrid boxing/MMA card promoted by Roy Jones Jr., “March Badness”.
Jones, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer of six years, has compiled an record of 4-2 since making the transition to mixed martial arts back in 2007. He stands at an imposing 6′ 6″ tall and tips the scales at over 250 pounds.
The match up between the two former athletes from different sports promises to be an electrifying showdown that will provide Lashley with an opportunity to answer many of the questions still lingering over his head, and Jones with an opportunity to make his mark in MMA by scoring a win over one of the most talked about prospects in the sport. There will be combined total of over 500 athletic pounds colliding on April 25th.